Medal of Honor Recipient Private Adam Paine
The Adam Paine Academy

Medal of Honor
during the Indian
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The first of the Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts to receive the Medal of Honor for conspicuous bravery in the face of enemy fire w
as Private Adam Paine. Private Adam Paine served two enlistments in the scouts. He was discharged February 19,1875.

Action: September 20, 1874. The Staked Plains, Texas. Sept. 26-27, 1874.
Born: Florida.
Inducted: Fort Duncan, Texas.
Issued: Oct 13, 1875.
Citation: Rendered invaluable service to Col. R. S. Mackenzie, 4th U.S. Cavalry, during this engagement.

Medal of Honor Recipients: Pvts. Adam Paine left and Pvt. Isaac Payne right, Seminole-Negro Indian Scouts. Note the eagle design. Seminole Cemetery in Braketville, TX. © 2003 by Ray Strucker


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TALLAHASSEE - -Governor Jeb Bush joined Sen. Tom Lee, of Tampa, in announcing today the selection of Hillsborough County Public Schools to complete development of the state-owned Adam Paine Academy property in Sun City. The School district will locate a vocational training school on the site and share use of the property with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center which will operate Migrant Worker Screening and Senior Adult onconlogy programs.

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"Under the agreement with the state, Hillsborough County will take over approximately half of the 359 acre site. The state will retain the remaining portion on the far east and west sides of the property for future development.

In 1994, the Florida Legislature established the Alternative Education Institute (AEI) to oversee the development of residential education facilities for serious juvenile offenders. $30 million in Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) funds were appropriated to acquire land, build and equip a residential facility in Hillsborough County. Construction of the Adam Paine Academy was halted by the Legislature during a special session in 1997, after questions were raised about project expenditures. Lawmakers directed the Department of Management Services(DMS), which is responsible for overseeing state building projects, to complete construction or identify an appropriate entity to take over the facility.

DMS distributed a request for proposal in April 1999 inviting public and private entities to acquire all or a portion of the site. The five responses received by the June 1 deadline were evaluated by an eight member review team comprised of representatives from the DMS and the Executive Office of the Governor. Proposals were evaluated on criteria including the amount of the site required, proposed use of the property (public or private), nature of the client, and experience, capability and financial responsibility.

The Hillsborough County Public Schools proposal was recommended by the review team because of its focus on education and commitment to serve the needs of the local community. Sen. Lee, who represents Hillsborough County, worked closely with DMS and the Governorís office to come up with a suitable tenant for the property."

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